I couldn't agree more. I just tried to import my 150 000 pics, and now the scren is full with thubnails, but I have no idea, what and where they come from. adobe pretended it to be an update, but what they have done, they forced it on tens of thousands of users, leaving them stranded with a rubbish-programme for selfi-takers
It sounds like you might have installed the new version 1.0 cloud-native app, if you're comparing it to Elements. You probably need to look for Classic, which IS an upgrade from Lightroom CC 2015 / Lightroom 6.